FMD — Sarah Shook Live

This really didn't take, when I tried in the spring, but what the heck, I'm trying again. Sarah Shook is back at the Turf Club this Sunday and even though it's a school night, I would highly recommend you try her out (Corn I'm talking directly to you). Bad ass country rocker, with a bunch of old dudes who are amazing musicians as her back up band. Hope to see you there.

Drop your lists.

22 thoughts on “FMD — Sarah Shook Live”

  1. I'll get to a Rando 10 later, but anyone liking dronish music, I just checked out the Serbian composer Abul Mogard's compilation "Works", and I am floored.
    Tim Hecker meets Earth? (Maybe not, I don't really know Earth enough to say.) Sarah Davachi working with lots of drone-metal guitar as source material, maybe.
    I listened to it going to sleep last night and swore I heard someone talking to me, though it could just have been creeping lucidity.
    I'll probably spend the next month chewing through his whole discography.

      1. Ooh. A couple of songs in, I'm really liking this. I'll probably ramble through his stuff, too.

        Looks like he came out with something new this year?

      1. Let me know if my comparison to Earth makes any sense. No vocals.
        I meant to mention you specifically, but my boss is out so I had to sign-off on quarter-end financials for him, and I was in a hurry.

        1. Earth is so guitar-focused, so that's obviously not present here. I can see it though, lots of reverb, lots of sounds that are held through.

          The artist that came to my mind was Holocene.

    1. At the same time I learned that Alvin Lucier is still writing and recording at 87 years old, and I've given his new album Criss-Cross/Hanover (Two side-length pieces bearing those names).
      Interesting stuff, I definitely think it's something Daneeka's Ghost could like based on what he's exposed me to over the years. The first piece very much reminds me of "Music on a Long Thin Wire" (or at least what I recall of it). The other has more going on than pure dronishness... Here's an excerpt.

      1. I don't know... you hear about some of these early "electronic" composers only to learn that one's been making music for 50+ years. I just never thought of them as contemporary.

  2. 01. "Lazy Bird (Alertative Tale)" – John ColtraineBlue Train
    02. "Revenge Wears No Wristwatch" – The WalkmenEveryone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone
    03. "You Did It To Yourself" – Black DietFind Your Tambourine
    04. "All For Nothing" – The MuffsThe Muffs
    05. "Blood And Chalk" – E.M.A.Exile In The Outer Ring
    06. "Afterlife" – Arcade FireReflektor
    07. "Cap Gun" – Lion Or GazelleThere's Blood In Fire
    08 "Al Thomas/Mi Familia" – ObnoxLouder Space
    09. "Plasticities" – Andrew BirdLive In The Basement
    10. "A Change Is Gonna Come" – Aretha FranklinI Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You

    1. What would happen if Black Dice and Black Diet were in the same room?
      What if Black Keys showed up? Or the Black Lips?
      I wonder if Anish Kapoor would want an exclusive license?

  3. 1. Blow Away--George Harrison
    2. Bluer Than Blue--Michael Johnson
    3. Oh, Darling--Supertramp
    4. Don't Expect Me To Be Your Friend--Lobo
    5. Photograph--Ringo Starr
    6. Could It Be Magic--Barry Manilow
    7. Old School Yard--Cat Stevens
    8. Total Eclipse of the Heart--Bonnie Tyler
    9. It's Going to Take Some Time--The Carpenters
    10. I Got a Name--Jim Croce

  4. Last night, I made my first impulse buy in a long time and bought the new mewithoutYou album...on vinyl. I have no way to play it yet (it did come with a digital download, of course, so I'm able to listen to that).

    Now I'll need to figure out exactly what I'm doing, re: turntable and in-home audio system. I've wanted to set up a network of bluetooth speakers hooked up to Raspberry Pis that I can control with either our phones or a computer. Anyone have any experience with such things?

    1. I just got a rig set up again, but even without one for the past few years, I didn't mind collecting vinyl. It was cool to have a groovy*, physical manifestation of the art.

      However, the only way that system works is with download codes.

      (* get it?)

  5. 1. Fovea Hex “Fall Calling”* Three Beams
    2. Latryx “Say That”* Quannum Presents Solesides Greates Bumps
    3. Tracey Thorn “Go” Record
    4. The KLF “What Time Is Love? (LP Mix [with intro])” The White Room (US Version)
    5. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy “Whipped” Singer's Grave a Sea of Tears

    6. Eric Copeland “Neckbone (NHK xy Koxygen Remix)” Mixbone EP
    7. Soul Coughing “Circles” El Oso
    8. DJ QBert “Redworm” Wave Twisters
    9. Ha Ha Tonka “All With You” Heart-Shaped Mountain
    T. Sonic Youth “Walkin Blue” The Eternal
    E. Jurassic 5 “In the Flesh” Jurassic 5 AP

    1. Michael Begg's remix of "Falling Things (Where Does a Girl Begin?)", Three Beams is the bonus disc companion to the album Here Is Where We Used to Sing, with three ambient remixes, each about 10 minutes. The ambient bonus remix from Fovea Hex's latest EP: The Salt Garden II was by Abul Mogard, which was the source of the recognition that led me to read the review of one of his albums, which led me to Works, which I praise above.

    2. Lyrics Born steals this one:
    "You're so sensitive / All I said was simple sentences /
    Premises was left as if the messages were venomous / (They are though) /
    Guess it's just my penmanship and how it moves / your torso."
    "Free rhymes
    for griots
    in Fiats
    and Klingons
    and wee tots
    with crayons
    and K'reans
    in Reeboks
    in kiosks
    at flea marts
    and peons ..."

    1. I always mean to check out more Latyryx (and Lyrics Born in general) because my goodness, when that dude is on, he's unlike anything. His verses in "8 Point Agenda" are awesome.

      1. The vox in that song are so interweaved, I couldn't remember which were from Lateef and which from Lyrics.
        So I pulled it up on my iPod (Version 1), and went to Genius. ... And I don't understand what you mean. The whole song is a back-and-forth duet from the two of them.
        "Say That" is pretty much separate verses: Lateef on 1 and Lyrics on 2.

          1. Looking it up, "point 2" is the part that stands out to me:

            We believe in unconditional control
            Not under supervision of another operator (so)
            What that means is our beliefs our boundaries shall all be balanced properly
            Without restriction, limitation or revoke

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